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Grand Hungary Road Trip

Budapest - Miskolc - Szeged - Pécs - Hévíz - Székesfehérvár - Győr - Szentendre

Expect on your Grand Hungary Road Trip Itinerary

Urban life
Culture
Historical sites
Comfort
Road conditions
Security
Benefit-stress ratio
Landscape
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  • Motorhome Site
  • Hotels
  • Beach
  • Culture
  • Historical sites
  • Landscape
  • Camping
  • Restaurants
8 Stages 875 mi 3.3 h/stage

Best months to drive Grand Hungary Road Trip in Hungary

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Grand Hungary Road Trip Itinerary

Grand Hungary Road Trip is an excellent treat for avid fans of road trips. family will be especially content with this adventure. The route takes you through such beautiful places as Budapest, Szeged, and Pécs. The trip described in this article will take 8 days to complete, but tourists can easily complete it in 6. There is always a possibility to extend your tour if you are delighted with the allure of what Hungary holds in store. If you are wondering about the time spent driving, it will be on average 3.3 hours daily, and you will cover 875mi . Ready for the journey? So, let’s get in the car and set out!
8 number of days
875 mi route length
low budget
family good for
on the right traffic direction
low accident level
Stress-free travel and plenty of spots to see is what you can expect on this road trip. The road trip was planned to help you to fully experience the culture of Hungary. While on Grand Hungary Road Trip, holidayers will also have a superb option to see a few exciting historical sites. If the urban life is what interests you the most, no worries, the journey also passes through multiple urban areas. Thanks to a low number of amenities, the whole journey is quite pocket-friendly. The road environment is characterised by driving on the right and a low number of accidents. The period between April and October is consider for travelling in the region.

  Budapest
Distance: 875 mi, Driving time: 29.4 h, Pace: modest
Airports: BUD

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1 Budapest - Eger - Miskolc
Distance: 133 mi, Driving time: 5.6 h, Pace: slow
UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options camper parking available dining venues scenic road stretches of winding road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Miskolc - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Miskolc - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org

2 Miskolc - Debrecen - Szeged
Distance: 202 mi, Driving time: 4.4 h, Pace: fast
accommodation options interesting  historic site dining venues scenic road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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3 Szeged - Kecskemét - Pécs
Distance: 185 mi, Driving time: 5.4 h, Pace: modest
interesting  historic site accommodation options UNESCO World Heritage Site dining venues trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Pécs - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Pécs - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org

4 Pécs - Kaposvár - Keszthely - Hévíz
Distance: 111 mi, Driving time: 6.7 h, Pace: slow
accommodation options camper parking available dining venues scenic road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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5 Hévíz - Veszprém - Székesfehérvár
Distance: 85 mi, Driving time: 2.5 h, Pace: modest
interesting  historic site accommodation options dining venues scenic road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Székesfehérvár - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Székesfehérvár - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org
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6 Székesfehérvár - Győr
Distance: 52 mi, Driving time: 1.3 h, Pace: fast
UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options camper parking available dining venues trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Győr - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Győr - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org
Győr - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Győr - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org

7 Győr - Esztergom - Visegrád - Szentendre
Distance: 84 mi, Driving time: 2.6 h, Pace: modest
accommodation options UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site dining venues scenic road stretches of winding road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Szentendre - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Szentendre - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org
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8 Szentendre - Budapest
Distance: 24 mi, Driving time: 0.9 h, Pace: modest
UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options camper parking available dining venues scenic road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Budapest - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Budapest - Hungary - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org

  Budapest
Airports: BUD

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Grand Hungary Road Trip Summary

We hope that the presented road trip idea gave you plenty of inspirations for your future holiday excursions.
We’ve given you a base that can be easily expanded with your own original travel ideas.
If car travel is the preferred travel mode for you, there are a number of essential road rules to follow and a number of things to be mindful of to ensure safety. The following road rules will surely become useful for all holidayers considering renting a vehicle or hiring a camper.
It is vital to pay attention to the local road regulations when on a trip around Hungary. To be on the safe side, try to stay away from spirits at any price. Travellers should remember that the legal alcohol limit for drivers is extremely low and amounts to only 0‰. Exceeding the maximum allowed speed limit, which is 31mph, inside the cities may lead to a speeding fine. When it comes to undeveloped areas, you cannot exceed the maximum allowed speed of 56mph. When driving along highways, you cannot exceed the allowed speed of 81mph. We recommend driving with your headlights on at daytime and equipping your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit to increase your safety.
But what are the costs of the whole trip. The amount of money that you have to spend during the whole road trip are dependent on the budget option that you go for. A wide range of budget possibilities is showed below.
We estimate that the budget option when it comes to fuel to cover the planned 875mi across Hungary may cost around 137 GBP. You will have to spend approximately 298 GBP on economy accommodation options. The travel expenses related to restaurants and food within this option will cost up to around 244 GBP. Travellers will have to pay approximately 223 GBP if they go for the budget car rental option as well. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the costs of the road trip from approximately 679 GBP to roughly 902 GBP.
Holidaymakers who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay more or less 180 GBP for the gasoline needed to cover the itinerary. If you are into standard accommodation options, you should bear in mind that the expenses may amount up to approximately 595 GBP. Holidayers may expect that the standard option in terms of food and restaurants will cost more or less 325 GBP. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard rental vehicle can expect a cost of about 355 GBP. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total roughly 1,455 GBP for holidayers who would like to try car hire and 1,100 GBP for those who are not interested in renting.
The most demanding drivers will be surely pleased with the premium option. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total approximately 2,678 GBP for drivers who are considering car hire and 1,100 GBP for those who do not need a rental vehicle. Travellers who would like to cover the road trip in a premium rental vehicle should expect a cost of around 964 GBP. If you are interested in the highest standard of the road trip, the fuel cost will be up to around 222 GBP. Tourists who will go for top services in all aspects of their itinerary should expect to pay about 487 GBP for food and restaurants and around 1,005 GBP for accommodation.
Our itinerary will also be excellent for all camper lovers, as it can be easily adjusted to their expectations. If you are considering this transport option, you will pay up to around 1,522 GBP. Camper fans will spend approximately 264 GBP on fuel allowing to cover all stages of the road trip. Travellers who opt for camper rental should expect to pay around 186 GBP for accommodation and around 244 GBP for expenses connected with food.
You can check all of the details in the Road Trip Costs section.
The period between April and October is superb to explore the part of Hungary presented in our Grand Hungary Road Trip. There are multiple interesting scenic drives and road trips that are available on our website if you’d like to see other of our road trip options. Even the most demanding of tourists will surely find something that interests them.
  • Road Trip Costs
  • How much does it cost to go on a Grand Hungary Road Trip in Hungary?
  • Economy
    Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 223 GBP
    • drive & more 137 GBP
    • sleep & more 298 GBP
    • eat & more 244 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 679 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 902 GBP
  • Standard
    Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 355 GBP
    • drive & more 180 GBP
    • sleep & more 595 GBP
    • eat & more 325 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,100 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,455 GBP
  • Premium
    High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 964 GBP
    • drive & more 222 GBP
    • sleep & more 1,005 GBP
    • eat & more 487 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,714 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,678 GBP
  • Camper
    On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self cooking. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 1,522 GBP
    • drive & more 264 GBP
    • sleep & more 186 GBP
    • eat & more 244 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 694 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,216 GBP

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Facts for safer driving in Hungary

drink drive limit
0
max speed urban
31 mph
max speed rural
56 mph
max speed highway
81 mph
headlights at daytime
on
fire extinguisher
no
tolls
yes
seat belts
yes